Tmoney99 (12986) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle share. Poured clear pale color with a moderate frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Light wet grass aroma. Light body with a thin texture and soft carbonation. Medium acidic flavor with a light acidic finish of short duration. Poor even for style.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12oz bottle, thanks to chudwick for grabbing this for me. It has a $1.00 sticker slapped on the back, which is the same kind that I’ve seen a hundred times on the beers that Party Source puts on close-out... So I suspect that this NA beer is old and past it’s prime.. Clear golden color, with some fine particles suspended in the body. Good thin white head, leaving decent thicker lace. Looks solid enough if you never saw the bottle or label.. Nose is just incredible, and not in a good way... It smells exactly like burnt popcorn to me. Ugh, flavor if awful. Very biting, rough, and spicy. It’s like the beer is attacking my mouth. Definitely seems like a diacetyl thing happening here, kind of buttery, but also lots of rough dirty off-flavors. Beneath the awfulness there is moderate sweet, light to moderate bitter, and just something worse than medicine all around. One of the worst beers I’ve ever had. Why oh why did I ask chudwick for some of his leftover NAs? I guess it was so the ticker in me could know just how bad beer can be. This is punishment. Light to medium body, kind of slick, half-drying in the finish. Kind of strange how my palate is both dry and slick with this, it’s like my mouth is trying to recoil from the beer. Just absolutely completely awful. I felt compelled to apologize to tmoney99 and alexsdad06 for sharing this one.
alexsdad06 (8145) - Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
12 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm, thanks? Pours a clear pale yellow with a fleeting white film. The aroma leaps from the bottle (not in a good way) with grainy, tart, cat piss, just not inviting. The flavor is somehow slightly less offensive in that it loses some of the moldy, tart, grainy, cat piss and just focuses on sweet grainy malt. I wish I just said no.
Onslow (1351) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear yellow brew with creamy white head - surprisingly good head retention and lacing. Aroma of grain and grass. Taste is surprisingly good - sweet full bodied light malt at the start with a pilsener-ish finish at the end. A little too sweet in the malt, but tha tis a quibble. The lack of alcohol does leave this a little flat tasting an non-aromatic but that’s to be expected. Overall - for an N/A it’s excellent and holds its own flavor-wise.
AtronSeige (1132) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: Medium-high grainy.
Appearance: Body: Brilliant light yellow. Head: Small, white. Good retention
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Crisp. Dry finish with slight slick feel. Light grainy. No hop flavours.
Mouthfeel: Medium-body. High, creamy carbonation. Slight slick in finish.
Overall: No hops on aroma, too much malt. Can do with a bit of hops in the flavour.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja!
23. Specialty Beer
2A. German Pilsner (Pils)
Calisky (2327) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Couleur dorée, petite mousse blanche. Nez malté doux. Gout malté doux, orge, note amère houblonnée. Corps moyen.
coinage (2) - INDIA - OCT 10, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is really awesome! Taste best and alcohol free! Great to have! Some one should import the whole distillery locally!
sonnycheeba (4773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Aroma is pale malts, light corn, and light grassiness. Flavor is bland malty flavor with faint hops and citrus esters. Light body and medium carbonation.
snoworsummer (4241) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle. Tastes like bread, carbonation, and very musky grains. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musk, bread, corn.
Frank (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is one of those green bottle brews that just really, really smacks you in the face w/ skunk when you open it. It dissipates pretty quickly though and leaves behind a pretty decent European style pale lager. It is pils golden w/ a long lasting head and big sheets of lace--nice looking beer, to be honest. After the skunk wafts off, it is sweet in grainy in the nose with maybe the slightest touch of grassy hops. The taste has a touch of unfermented tasting sweetness that is not the end of the world but still dristracting from what would otherwise be a pretty drinkable non-alcoholic beer. As it is, I think there are lots better options out there in this category that are cheaper or better or both. I don’t really feel this beer justifies its existence for that reason.